I’m sure I’ve said this before: warping the loom for a new weaving is a heady thing. It never ceases to amaze me how a blank warp is so irresistible, so full of potential, and so infinite in possibilities. The pressure to do something amazing is ever present given the difficulties of the medium and how the size of the weaving is now unchangeable. Yet the pressure is not a negative thing, but an opportunity to do my best at that given moment; to be the very best weaver that I can be right now.
It was with this anticipation that I re-warped my loom 3 weeks ago. I had an idea inspired by a beautiful piece of fabric and several Japanese woodblock artists, and a serious motivation to see if I had the technical capabilities to execute the idea. I might, and I might not! Therein lies both the beauty and the excitement of a new piece. Here is the first 38cm (15″) of what will be 53.5cm x 96.5cm (21″ x 38″)